ICYMI: St. Bernard Day at the Capitol

St. Bernard Elected Officials in attendance were Councilman Howard Luna, Councilwoman Wanda Alcon, Judge Kim Jones, Parish President Guy McInnis, Justice of the Peace Barbara Manuel, Sheriff James Pohlmann, Assessor Jaylynn Bergeron Turner and School Board Member Katherine Lemoine. Photo by Lenor Duplessis.

St. Bernard Parish Government along with community partners hosted the “St. Bernard Day at the Capitol” at the Pentagon Barracks.  The reception was located just steps from the State Capitol building in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, May 9th.

Legislators from across Louisiana and their staffs were served a taste of St. Bernard courtesy of local restaurants, businesses, and local commercial fishermen.  Displays highlighted our rich culture, industries and upgraded educational facilities. The Chalmette High School Jazz Band Trio provided music throughout the evening. “This reception allows us a chance to visit with the men and women who vote on issues important to us,” said Parish President Guy McInnis.

“It was a team effort with our parish government employees, sponsors and community partners coming together to produce an excellent reception that made a favorable impression on state leaders and helped make the Baton Rouge decision makers aware about St. Bernard’s interests,” said McInnis.

In addition to the reception, St. Bernard residents had the opportunity to visit the Mississippi River Basin model at the LSU Center for River Studies.

A special thank you to the following sponsors who made the event successful:

Arlene and Joseph Meraux Foundation, Chalmette Refining, LLC, Associated Terminals, Domino Sugar, St. Bernard Parish Tourist Commission, Law Offices of Sidney Torres, III, The Ranch Studios, LLC, Amanda Miller Realty, Law Offices of Dan Robin, Laurel Outdoor, LLC, St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation, Port Ship Services, Inc., Performance Mortgage, Southern Eagle Distributing, Boasso America Corporation, Honorable Mark Madary, Coffee House, Callais Ice, Gerald’s Donuts, Rocky & Carlos Restaurant, MeMe’s Bar and Grille, Meraux Foundation, St. Bernard Parish Public Schools, Nunez  Community College, Los Islenos Society, Charlie’s Restaurant, Today’s Ketch Seafood, Christie’s Dream Seafood, Studio Inferno, Property Title, Crave Restaurant, St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office, St. Bernard Chamber, SBPH/Ochsner Hospital, Ardurra Group.